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Space @ Westbury

Space @ Westbury

Last time I was here was with Leftover Salmon.. this time it was a benefit for The Long Island Autism Communities. This time it was for a grand benefit!

The scene of the crime!

The scene of the crime!

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Jorma Kaukonen 4, 2017
A Benefit For The Long Island Autism Communities
Westbury, New York
April 13, 2017

First Set:
1. Too Many Years
2. Sleep Song
3. Watch The North Wind Rise
4. Q and A with Steve Berensen
5. Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Second Set:
1. Trial By Fire
2. Living In The Moment
3. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
4. Come Back Baby
5. That’ll Never Happen No More
6. Been So Long
7. How Long Blues
8. Good Shepherd
9. Bar Room Crystal Ball
10. Water Song
11. I Know You Rider
12. Encore: Barbeque King

Some fun Q and A stuff with Steve Berenson and money raised for a great cause! Then it was off to Brooklyn and another benefit for the Mighty Racoon Lodge!



What a historic building. Al Capone is reputed to have gotten his famous scar here!

Or perhaps this...

Or perhaps this...

What a gig this was…

Good stuff...

Good stuff...

We definitely rocked the house on this one!

Hot Tuna 12, 2017
The Electric Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Justin Guip
Benefit For The Guild For Exceptional Children
Brooklyn, New York
Friday, April 14, 2017

First Set:
1. Been So Long
2. Candy Man
3. Can’t Get Satisfied
4. Ode To Billy Dean
5. In The Kingdom
6. Watch The North Wind Rise
7. Ain’t In No Hurry
8. I See The Light
9. Day To Day Out The Window Blues
10. Bowlegged Woman

Second Set:
1. Serpent Of Dreams
2. That’ll Never Happen No More
3. I Wish You Would
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Sea Child
6. Trial By Fire
7. Good Shepherd
8. Funky # 7
9. Encore: Hit Single #1

Les Paul and 50w Marshall

Les Paul and 50w Marshall

Chet Atkins SST and the Louis Electric Twinmaster

Chet Atkins SST and the Louis Electric Twinmaster

Yeah… the boys and I were truly rocking on this evening!

What a venue!

What a venue!

Hot Tuna 11, 2017
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Fur Peace Station
Darwin, Ohio
Saturday, March 18, 2017

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
5. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6. I See The Light
7. Candy Man
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. In The Kingdom
10. How Long Blues
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
Second Set:
1. Whining Boy Blues
2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
3. That’ll Never Happen No More
4. Come Back Baby
5. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
6. Sleep Song
7. Good Shepherd
8. Living In The Moment
9. Keep On Trucking Mama
10. Bar Room Crystal Ball
11. Water Song
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
13. Encore: Genesis

Jimmy Quigg exhorts the crowd...

Jimmy Quigg exhorts the crowd...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Yep… this was a great one!

Brooklyn forthrightness...

Brooklyn forthrightness...

Now we’re off to Staten Island and the St. George Theater. ‘Twill be another good one I’m sure.

Remember this? It's a phone booth!

Remember this? It's a phone booth!

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  1. carey georgas
    April 15th, 2017 at 12:07 | #1

    Sho’ ’nuff will, I bet. Rock on, boys, rock on!

  2. Andy K
    April 15th, 2017 at 12:21 | #2

    Dat wuz sum show lass night in Brooklyn. Duh boyz wuz rockin’!
    Looks like there is a mixup in posting the set list, which was very special – lots of great Tunes(ah).

  3. Sweetbac Jr.
    April 15th, 2017 at 14:53 | #3

    Electric Tuna in Brooklyn?….That’s the beautiful thing right there!
    Jack n’ Jawma coming back to Flatbush is like Yogi and Pee-Wee Reese
    coming back to Ebbets Field
    I aint been back to there since I got busted selling zooms n’ whams outside the 46th street rock palace back in ’73

  4. carlo pagliano
    April 15th, 2017 at 15:04 | #4

    Rock Them All High Tonight Jorma!

  5. Richard
    April 15th, 2017 at 15:06 | #5

    Stellar show last night..What a great vibe ..It was like we were back at the Palladium..You could feel the energy..Thanks boys for rockin the house..You could stand and rock or sit to the slow ones..But there were no slow ones..Ha Ha..Glad it was for a nice cause..Hot Tuna givin back again..Could it get any better? Will see tonight in Staten Island..Always a good show with Hot Tuna..They always give their all..

  6. johno
    April 15th, 2017 at 17:47 | #6

    Fuugeddaabbouuitt! The show last nite was spectacular. I was afraid about the acoustics at the Hall – but you guys sounded great. Thanks for coming back to Brooklyn. And yes – you did rock the chandeliers.

  7. Chappy
    April 15th, 2017 at 18:22 | #7

    Thanks for the autism support! As a single parent with a music-loving autistic daughter, your support is very much appreciated!

  8. Eddie K
    April 15th, 2017 at 19:01 | #8

    Thanks Jorma. You boys really did rock that old house. Man, what a show!

  9. Steve Comeau
    April 16th, 2017 at 09:17 | #9

    Sorry that I couldn’t make the show, but the Joker poster is priceless! Is that a Kevin Morgan creation?

  10. jim hitchcock
    April 16th, 2017 at 22:24 | #10


  11. Ruby Russo
    April 17th, 2017 at 09:23 | #11

    I agree that joker poster should be available for purchase. Cool very cool.

    @Steve Comeau

  12. HOGAN
    April 18th, 2017 at 04:49 | #12

    Dear Jorma,

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for two days of outstanding music for such a great cause, wish I could have caught the Staten Island show but headed upstate for the holiday. You guys were OUTSTANDING Friday night, you totally rocked the house down….
    Always great to see everyone. Hoping to catch the shows at the festival.
    Take care and enjoy some time at home,,,


  13. Larry Brown
    April 18th, 2017 at 10:16 | #13

    Great show at the St George Theater!!
    Come back to play again soon!

  14. Brian Doyle
    April 18th, 2017 at 12:15 | #14

    What is that grand ballroom?

  15. Kevin
    April 18th, 2017 at 13:39 | #15
  16. willy
    April 18th, 2017 at 15:25 | #16

    Hey, am I the only one seeing the 4/11 Fur Peace set list below the Grand Prospect pics where I’d expect to see Friday’s set list? It was a great show, saw some old pals, and I’d love to refresh my memory of what we heard before and after Jack’s cake! Thanks!

  17. Andy K
    April 18th, 2017 at 15:59 | #17

    No sir. I also pointed that out. But we can get the set list form setlistfm.com

  18. eaglesteve
    April 18th, 2017 at 16:39 | #18

    Brian Doyle.

    It’s The Grand Prospect Hall. Been around forever. Looks like a old European palace’s ballroom. It has many rooms, once was a speakeasy, has a garden terrace, and overall a very cool place used mostly for weddings, engagement parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, company parties, etc.

    Check it out.


  19. johno
    April 18th, 2017 at 21:19 | #19

    Yup – I used to go there for Christmas parties back in the late 50’s. I still remember the Grand Ballroom – it was huge to a kid. To go back and see Tuna there was like coming full circle. It was very nostalgic to go back after all these years. It was like seeing Santa Claus all over again. Been So Long was perfect. Thanks to the Raccoons and of course Hot Tuna.

  20. John B
    April 19th, 2017 at 13:04 | #20

    Seeing Tuna do Santa Claus Retreat at the Grand Ballroom would have made your life even more complete then it already is!

  21. Brian Doyle
    April 20th, 2017 at 00:34 | #21

    No video? Come on!

    Off to sing ‘Watch Her Ride’ loud with my computer speakers turned up…

  22. April 24th, 2017 at 09:49 | #22

    We want to thank HOT TUNA JORMA JACK and JUSTIN.
    The Guild for EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN and the Raccoon Lodge are grateful that you made the trip to Brooklyn. The fans were treated to a rare performance by HOT TUNA in BROOKLYN NY .
    THE set-list was one for the ages. Our sound company Boulevard Pro gave the audience an unique sound experience.
    Grand Prospect Hall as a venue was memorable in many ways. The grand ballroom and the boys on stage gave a perfect combination of sight and sound.The HFT fans enjoyed the music from the first note to the last shout of “HFT”.

    Thanks again to everyone that came out to support GEC of Brooklyn.

    We are looking forward to hosting HOT TUNA again.